Mangaluru, March 30, 2016 : According to a media release; Renowned novelist S.L. Bhyrappa, cardiologist C.N. Manjunath and Chairman of A J Group of Institutions A.J. Shetty will be presented with honorary doctorate by Mangalore University at its 34th annual convocation to be held at Mangalagangotri today, March 30, Wednesday.
Novelist Bhyrappa has written at least 25 novels. Many of his novels have been translated into several languages. Some of his novels have the unique distinction of seeing as high as 48 reprints within a short span of time after publication. A few of his novels have been made into films.
Dr. Manjunath is the Director of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru. He is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon. He has been instrumental in mobilising Rs. 25 crore from charitable and philanthropic organisations to establish a Poor Patients Corpus Fund.
The well known A J Shetty is an entrepreneur, who has established small scale industries to manufacture automobile spare parts and cashew products, to cater to the local needs. These industries have helped in creating jobs to a large number of poor and needy persons. He is managing several institutions, especially in the field of medical sciences and allied fields.
V. K. Saraswat, member, NITI Aayog, and former Director General of Defence Research and Development Organisation will deliver the convocation address. Minister for Higher Education, and Pro-Chancellor of the University T. B. Jayachandra will confer the degrees.
A release from the university said that it would award 55 doctor of philosophy degrees, 39 gold medals and 72 cash prizes.